Weekly Update
Retirement & Swearing In Celebrations
  • Join us to send Lt. Peter Brierton off into retirement on October 7 at 8 AM. See the invite here.
  • You are invited to the swearing in ceremony for the Department's newest EMS Lieutenant and Fire Lieutenant, Paul Lange and Jeremy Boehlke.
    When:                  Tuesday, October 10th- 1630 hours
    Where:                 Station 81, Brown Deer
Weekly Summary
  • All two-way radios were reprogrammed to function on Milwaukee County's new digital radio system. Nice job by Battalion Chief Jim Mayer who has spent countless hours preparing for this transition. The change over went very smoothly.
  • All Department members were trained on Pulsara, a application that will be used for ambulances to alert hospitals that they are coming to their emergency departments with patients. North Shore Fire/Rescue is the pilot site for this program in Milwaukee County.
  • A motorcyclist was injured in an accident on Sept 22 when a van and the motorcycle collided at Green Bay Av and Civic Dr in Glendale. The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital.
  • A teenage male attempted to slide down a garbage chute in an apartment building in Whitefish Bay on Sept 23. The male became stuck in the chute and had to be extricated by the fire department. This was the second time the person had attempted to slide down the chute in two days.
  • A man had to be extricated from his vehicle after a crash at Green Bay Av and Good Hope Rd on Sept 23. The male was transported to a hospital.
  • Truck 82 and Med 81 assisted the Milwaukee Fire Department at a two alarm fire in the 9100 N Swan Rd on Sept 24. Two young children died in the fire and one adult was transported to the hospital with injuries from the fire.
Calls for Service This Week
Incident Type
Incident Count
Weekly Average (2016)
Emergency Medical
Weekly Average (2016)
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
Meeting Response Goal of 7:02
(goal of 90%)
Average Response Time
Priority 1 & 2 Calls
5 minutes 39 seconds
(goal of 6 minutes)

*Priority 1 & 2 calls are calls for service which the Department sends an initial responding unit to a scene with lights and sirens operating. Priority 3 calls are responses that are considered non-emergent.

Documents of Interest

2017 Department Strategic Plan 

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